Fossil Summary

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Encyclopedia Articles (7)

726 words, approx. 3 pages
Fossil Record Geologists and other scientists use fossils to correlate the ages of different rock strata (thin layers or beds of rock that differ in some way from adjacent layers) in different places ... Read more
954 words, approx. 4 pages
Fossil Record The fossil record is the record of life on Earth as it is preserved in rock as fossils. The fossil record provides evidence of when and how life began on the planet, what types of organi... Read more
581 words, approx. 2 pages
Fossilization of Bacteria Studies of fossilization of bacteria provide an indication of the age of ancient bacteria and of the rate of geological and geochemical processes on ancient Earth. Fossils of... Read more
2,338 words, approx. 8 pages
Fossils and Fossilization A fossil is the remains of an ancient life form—plant or animal—or its traces, such as nesting grounds, footprints, worm trails, or the impressions left by leav... Read more
1,045 words, approx. 4 pages
Fossil Fossils are the remains, traces or impressions of prehistoric organisms. There are wholly intact animals which have been preserved such as the wooly mammoth (discussed below) or the thousands o... Read more
535 words, approx. 2 pages
Fossilization of Bacteria Studies of fossilization of bacteria provide an indication of the age of ancient bacteria. Fossils of cyanobacteria or "blue-green algae" have been recovered from rocks that ... Read more
1,453 words, approx. 5 pages
Fossilization Fossils are preserved evidence of once-living organisms—typically in sediment or rock. Body fossils are preserved remains of an organism or indications of remains; trace fossils ar... Read more
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